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A loan of $675 helped to buy tablecloths, plates, and meat.

Anonymous's story

The client lives in Guayaquil. She started making food for friends and family. Then she specialized in different a la carte dishes. She now sells to people that she knows, and they hire her for buffets (specific foods). One of the things she makes is sweets, which she sells by order.

She works with her mother from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m, and she works a night schedule if she has orders for specific dishes.

The difficulty she has in the business is thieves. Also, with the bad state of the streets you can fall with all of the products she distributes. Additionally, at times there is difficulty with her niece who has a disability. This is because there is no one to leave her with who will take care of her. She is not married, nor does she have children.

She will use the loan to buy tablecloths, plates, and meat in order to be able to distribute orders to more customers.

Her dream is to share together with her family and to be able to have a bigger business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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